Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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APM Terminals is one of the largest container terminal operators in the world.
The diverse portfolio includes substantial interests in more than 40 ports around the globe. We continue to actively develop and invest in new projects and opportunities in ports and terminal management. In terms of the future, we are determined to stay at the forefront of our industry by providing value-adding e-business solutions, customer relations management and innovative use of technologies.
APM Terminals commenced operations in Nigeria in March, 2006. Apapa is Nigeria's largest port and contains a number of wharfs. To date, the staff comprises over 700 highly skilled and motivated foreign and local staff. We stand for operational excellence – from modern equipment, facilities, advanced technology and proven processes and terminal management. We are currently looking for an individual who share our commitment to providing services that are second-to-none.

Yard Strategist is responsible for controlling and planning the complete yard process in order to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency with due consideration to vessel and inter-modal operations. Must also manage continuous process of yard integrity, while performing on-going space utilization analysis. Has responsibility on a daily basis for ensuring that the yard operation runs in a manner that achieves maximum productivity and efficiency with 100% system integrity as it relates to equipment location. Research yard developments that lead to process improvements.

This position reports to the Planning Manager.

Maintain a yard set up which supports the terminals need for a 15 GMPH quay crane operation and an average 60-minute truck turn-time.
Control yard space allocation by service, nominated vessel, pod, equipment type, special handling (i.e. hazardous, out-of, temperature controlled etc.) for empty and loaded equipment.
Report on a weekly basis to the Planning Manager on the status of production, yard density, equipment utilization and strategy/allocation changes.
Oversee, train and coach yard planning staff.
Oversee on a daily basis if allocations are adhered to 100% without fail.
To follow all safety regulations while working in the terminal area and to address person’s they encounter who are not complying with terminal safety regulations.
To be actively involved in the short and long term development of the yard, i.e. yard expansion, yard markings, and changes in yard layout as per CHE used.
Performs other duties as required.
Constant monitoring of the yard and have required housekeeping done on time to maximize utilization of the yard and reduce operational impacts
Ensure timely measures are taken to ensure adequate space for incoming vessels.
Constant monitoring of the export blocks and ensures allocations are created, revised when necessary, and adhered to without fail.

Requires a University degree.
Requires at least four or more years of experience in container terminal operations environment.
Previous experience as a yard planner for at least two years is required.
We offer
A truly international working environment in a modern working location
Value and team-based leadership
An open and engaging working environment
A wide range of international career opportunities
Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic environment
Competitive compensation packages

This position is a local position, based in Lagos, Nigeria and will remain posted until 30th July 2012.

Please apply through the job portal and ensure to upload/attach a recent CV. For all internal applications please note that HR will contact your local HR to request for your staff card upon receipt of your application.

We do not make use of recruitment agencies. Only CVs received through our job portal will be attended to.

If you have any questions or would like further information, you are welcome to contact Lanre Olarinoye on

DUE DATE: 7/27/2012.

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